Lyrics for "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim

The Anthem of War:

Don’t be shocked by tone of my voice
Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice
Don’t be shocked by tone of my voice
Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice yeah

Listen to the sound of my voice
You can check it on out, it’s the weapon of choice yeah
Don’t be shocked by tone of my voice (aah…)
It’s the new weapon, the weapon of choice yeah

You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
Or you can go with us

You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with…

Walk without rhythm, it won’t attract the worm
Walk without rhythm, and it won’t attract the worm
Walk without rhythm, and it won’t attract the worm
if you walk without rhythm, you’ll never learn

Don’t be shocked by the tone of my voice
Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice
Don’t be shocked by the tone of my voice
Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice

Be carefull, we don’t know them
Be carefull, we don’t know them
Be carefull, we don’t know them
Be carefull, we don’t know them

You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go this
Or you can go with that
Or you can go with us

You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can blow wit’ this
Or you can blow wit’ that
Or you can blow wit’

Organically grown
Through the hemisphere I roam
To make love to the angels of life [To make love to the angels of light], yeah
and my girl
I guess you just don’t understand [She just don’t understand]
It’s gone beyond being a man
As I drift off into the night
I’m in flight
She’s a boy’s scoundral gal [She’s a boy scout no doubt]
But I’m gonna hold my cool
Cause the music rules [because of easy rules], yeah
so move on baby
Check it out

Halfway between the gutter and the stars, yeah
Halfway between the gutter and the stars
Yeah

You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
Or you can go with us

You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with this
Or you can go with that
You can go with…

 

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Emerging NetWar / SecretWar Tactic: Stealth Shareholder Activism

Shareholder Activism: Policy Battlefield of the Future, by Bart Mongoven, Stratfor, http://junkpolitics.blogspirit.com/archive/2005/07/22/stratfor-public-policy-intelligence-report.html.

SecretWar, or 5th Generation War, relies on leveraging power while minimizing visibility. A successful operation would be able to subdue or subvert a government without being noticed. Therefore it is appropriate that Stratfor, started by the author of America’s Secret War, outlines a way for SecretWarriors to subvert corporate America: shareholder activism.

 

Since the 1970s, social and environmental activists have used proxy voting and public companies’ annual shareholder meetings as a platform to push for new public policies. The early shareholder activist and “socially responsible” investment movements achieved their most significant victory in the 1980s, when heavy pressure forced major U.S. and European multinationals to withdraw from South Africa and contributed significantly to the end of the apartheid regime. By the end of the apartheid era, few major multinationals dared do business in South Africa lest they be seen as endorsing its racist political, social and economic structure.

Shareholder activism does not depend on gaining the support of the majority of a company’s shareholders in order to be effective — proxy votes are nonbinding. Instead, it changes corporate policy when management sees that a strong minority of shareholders (usually 20 percent will do) find the company’s policies troublesome. Senior executives begin to fear that significant amounts of management’s time, energy and attention will be diverted to addressing the issue. To reach that threshold of effectiveness, activists try to recruit the support of as many large shareholders as possible — beginning with small social-oriented firms such as Calvert, then progressing to socially-oriented pension funds such as CalPERS (and potentially TIAA-CREF, if the demonstrators get their way). Still, most successful campaigns need significant rank-and-file shareholder support and that of at least one major mainstream investor.

 

 

  • Major Benefit of Shareholder Activism for 5GW: SecretWarrior can affect change through publicly inoccuous front organizations
  • Major Detriment of Shareholder Activism for 5GW: Relies on visibility of front groups to be effective, requires “hearts and minds”

Of course, shareholder activism can also be used in netwars, or 4th Generation Wars. Indeed, shareholder activism may help 4GWarriors more than 5GWarriors. But such is a post for another time…

5GW Independently Discovered on "Use Perl;"

5GW equals ‘whoops’,” by TorgoX, Use Perl;, 13 April 2005, http://use.perl.org/~TorgoX/journal/24173.

Ever have a dream/nightmare you have an original idea, only to find out someone on the other side of the world had the same idea right before you?

Apparently, some of Mark Safranski‘s and mine discussion of 5GW was foreshadowed by “TorgoX”

Dear Log,

The core idea of fifth-generation warfare is shaping up to be: “make it look like an accident

Wow.